This award is intended to provide recognition and monetary support for dissertation research employing exemplary research design and methods. It is restricted to research designs that have been approved by the doctoral candidate’s dissertation committee and that are about to be employed or are in the initial stage of use. Completed research is not eligible for consideration. Eligibility is not limited to LRRT members.
Submit a two-part paper based on your approved dissertation proposal. Part one should be a brief problem statement not to exceed 500 words. Part two should be a summary of the design/methodology portion of their dissertation proposal, not to exceed 2,500 words. The approval of the research by the doctoral candidate’s dissertation committee should be supported by a brief statement from the dissertation committee chair.
- Clarity of the research design.
- The appropriateness of the design and method(s) for the research problem.
- Adequacy of the description of the methodological procedures.
- The definitions of important terms where needed.
- The adequacy of the data collection instrument(s) or technique(s).
- Appropriateness of the proposed data analysis for the research problem and methods.
- Innovation of the research design.
Application deadline is commonly January-March; visit funder website for exact date.
Deadline: Check deadline
Funder: American Library Association
Award Type: Prize
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